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Art Night 2017 1 – 2 July | 6pm-6am

Free art installation in multiple locations across the City of London 1 - 2 July | 6pm-6am Art Night is a free festival of contemporary arts in extraordinary spaces. Each year, a leading cultural institution and curator are invited to work in a different area of London, exploring its history, culture and architecture. Art Night 2017 takes over the East End and the City of London in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery; curated by Fatos Ustek. Visit the Art Night website  for more information. … [Read more...]

The Charterhouse Square Summer Fayre Sat 1st July 12-5.30

The Charterhouse Square Summer Fayre FREE Entry   1st July 2017 | 12:00pm - 4:30pm A day of festivities and merriment, featuring stalls, food & drink, maypole, books, silent auction, punch & judy, morris dancers, bouncy castles, tombola, cakes and Museum of London activities. The fayre takes place in the historic Charterhouse Square, beginning at 12 noon and finishing at 4:30. Admission is free. For directions on how to get to Charterhouse Square, please go to their Visit Us page. … [Read more...]

SHUBBAK A window on contemporary Arab culture

SHUBBAK A window on contemporary Arab culture 1-16 July 2017 FILM PROGRAMME Shubbak, London’s festival of contemporary Arab culture, has become a key event in the arts calendar of the UK and the Arab World, and 2017 will be the 4th edition of this biennial festival. It returns with a wide, diverse, exciting and thought-provoking programme celebrating extraordinary artistic skills and future- looking imaginations whilst reflecting on the fragility, resilience and challenges of artists in times of crisis. Shubbak grew out of the emergence of the ‘Arab Spring’ in 2011 and offers … [Read more...]


COMPETITION - 2 x 2 TICKETS FOR A PERFORMANCE OF YOUR CHOICE AT 'OPERA IN THE CITY FESTIVAL' FROM 1st - 12th AUGUST 2017 AT BRIDEWELL THEATRE. OPERA IN THE CITY FESTIVAL - London's new summer opera festival from 1st - 12th August at Bridewell Theatre (14 Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ) presents a range of innovative, theatrical productions right in the heart of the City of London. Time Zone Theatre shows new productions of Alexander Zemlinsky's A FLORENTINE TRAGEDY and Pietro Mascagni's ZANETTO. Together with the touring opera production MOZART & SALIERI by Nikolai … [Read more...]

London Festival of Architecture- Upcoming Family Events

  The organisers of the London Festival of Architecture 2017 say they like to introduce the young to architecture and London's architectural heritage, which is why this year's programme has more events for families and kids than ever before.  The LFA reckons this programme is a brilliant way of introducing young minds (and the young at heart) to the wonders of the built environment - through exploration, creativity and play. So from the return of the phenomenally popular Great Architecture Bake Off to building workshops at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, … [Read more...]

LSO “free Friday” concert Fri 9th

FRIDAY LUNCHTIME CONCERT NORTHERN LIGHTS Fri 9 Jun 2017 12.30pm - 1.15pm Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London Rachel Leach presenter Come and discover more about music and instruments of the orchestra in the beautiful setting of the Jerwood Hall in specially designed concerts by LSO musicians and students from the Guildhall School. The concerts offer an informal introduction to the LSO and the world of music-making. Our presenter Rachel Leach talks about the works and the instruments, and there are opportunities to ask questions of Rachel and the … [Read more...]

The Charterhouse garden open for charity 6 Jun

GARDEN OPEN FOR CHARITY The Charterhouse Charterhouse Square, London ECIM 6AN Tuesday 6 June 6 -9pm Adults £5 Children free Wine BBQ (additional charge) More information at … [Read more...]

Opera in the City Festival – Bridewell 1-12 Aug. Win tickets for 29/5

OPERA IN THE CITY FESTIVAL from 1st - 12th August at Bridewell Theatre: Win 2 tickets to the launch night on 29th May at 7.30pm. Celebrate the opening of London's new summer opera festival with us and experience opera in the exciting performance space of the Bridewell Theatre. Time Zone Theatre’s Mozart Medley A Night in Vienna is a fast-paced journey through the night with songs from Mozart’s most loved operas Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, Cosi fan tutte and The Marriage of Figaro. Set in the reception area of the infamous Vienna Grand Hotel, three people become entangled in a web … [Read more...]

New Crossrail Documentary on BBC2

BBC TWO’s The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway returns for a second series on 22 May at 9pm to follow the construction of the Elizabeth line under London. The first series of The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway aired in July 2014 and followed workers as they tunnelled under London, re-built the Victorian Connaught Tunnel in the Royal Docks and constructed the cathedral-sized new station at Canary Wharf. The popularity of the first series led to BBC TWO commissioning a second series. The first episode in series two follows workers as they complete 26 miles of tunnels, install permanent … [Read more...]

London History Day activities 31 May

On Wednesday 31 May the first ever London History Day will be held. Coordinated by Historic England, the day celebrates the capital's extraordinary history and heritage. We are showcasing some of the City of London's hidden treasures housed in the Guildhall Library, Guildhall Art Gallery, City of London Police Museum, Tower Bridge and London Metropolitan Archives. Find out more below about the objects on display and activities on offer during the day. Follow @VisittheCity, @HistoricEngland and use #LondonHistoryDay Hand-drawn copy of the Bayeux Tapestry The London Metropolitan … [Read more...]